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Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
19/05/2022
I am going to talk today about the world’s main roofing slate outcrops, their characteristics and their historical importance. Before I go on, I would like to give a quick reminder of the difference between slate and roofing slate. The first is a type of rock, which is relatively common in the earth’s crust. It […]
21/04/2022
This holiday home is located in the western part of Denmark. Here the waves from the North Sea wash up on the beaches whilst the wind blows the sand high up into the dunes and a huge open landscape with dune heaths and lakes continue further inland. These beautiful surroundings inspired architect Søren Sarup, Founder […]
19/04/2022
Instagram is the best social media platform to explore and enjoy architecture, as it is focused on imagery. If you spend hours and hours on Instagram looking for the perfect project or just architectural inspiration, these 10 accounts could help you. Archdaily (3.4mm) – @Archdaily The IG account of the world’s most visited architectural website. […]
19/04/2022
A dome is a type of roof usually reserved for prestigious buildings like: churches, palaces and civic centres. A simple glance at this type of structure is enough to demand respect and admiration. Even though the elements and calculations needed to build a dome are very complex, the experts point towards a very simple origin: […]

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Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
27/01/2022
Everyone who has ever visited Japan agrees on one thing; it is another world. Its culture, history and society are so different from Europe that visitors feel like they are on another planet. Everything, from simple everyday details to society itself, is different. This also applies to traditional Japanese architecture, which uses light, flexible materials. […]
10/01/2022
The Faroe Islands is a little-known archipelago located 320 kilometers north of Scotland. Where the weather is cold all around the year and the islands have an average of 210 rainy or snowy days per year. However, these extreme climatic conditions create exceptional natural landscapes. Architecture in the Faroe Islands is therefore crucial to create […]
20/10/2021
Few people know that Marianka (Slovak Republic) was an important place for slate mining. Its fame lasted for almost 100 years during the 19th and 20th centuries. A group of enthusiasts founded the civic association Spolok Permon Marianka in 2006. We speak to Josef Kráľ, a founding member of the association. CUPA PIZARRAS – When […]
22/06/2021
The expedition of Magellan and Elcano was the first journey around the world in human history. It took them 1,125 days to complete. Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg did it in just 80 days. And we wonder, how many times would it taketo circle the globe jumping from one natural slate roof to the next? Everyday, […]
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